Guston, Monet & Pollock add cachet to Woodshed’s July 12 auction

Oil on canvas abstract drip painting attributed to Jackson Pollock (American, 1912-1956), 73 x 73 in., unsigned. Estimate: $80,000-$120,000. Woodshed Art Auctions image

FRANKLIN, Mass. – Artworks attributed to Jackson Pollock and Claude Monet are just a few of the offerings in Woodshed Art Auctions’ next fine art sale on Thursday, July 12. The sale will begin at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time. Bid absentee or live via the Internet through LiveAuctioneers.

The sale, officially titled an Impressionist & Modern Paintings & Drawings Auction, is filled with rare and market-fresh paintings and drawings from private collections across Europe and the Americas. Included is an Italian watercolor by John Singer Sargent; large canvases by Pollock, Helen Frankenthaler, Willem de Kooning and Oswaldo Guayasamin; and sketches and works attributed to Warhol, Basquiat, Wifredo Lam and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec.

The artworks attributed to Pollock and Monet both carry estimates of $80,000-$120,000. The Pollock attribution is an oil on canvas abstract drip painting (above), 73 inches by 73 inches, unsigned, with a new stretcher. The work is representative of the artist’s inimitable style, one where he’d fling and drip thinned enamel paint onto an unstretched canvas laid onto the floor of his studio.

The Monet attribution is a charcoal on paper titled Westminster Study (below) and is possibly a study for the artist’s painting Westminster Palace. It measures 13¼ inches by 17¼ inches, unframed and comes with a certificate of authenticity from Jacob van Hassel Galerie in Rotterdam, Holland. There is also a stamp from Galerie Simon in Paris. The painting is artist signed on the lower left.

Charcoal on paper attributed to Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926), titled ‘Westminster Study,’ possibly a study for the artist’s painting ‘Westminster Palace.’ Estimate: $80,000-$120,000. Woodshed Art Auctions image

Several artworks are capable of easily reaching the six-figure mark and beyond. They include:

– An oil on canvas abstract Portrait of a Woman attributed to Willem de Kooning (Dutch, 1904-1997), 51 inches by 39¼ inches and signed bottom right (est. $150,000-$250,000).

– An oil on canvas abstract composition attributed to Franz Kline (American, 1910-1962), 31 inches by 60½ inches, in the frame, artist signed lower right (est. $150,000-$200,000).

– An oil on canvas done in the manner of Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960-1988), titled Portrait of Man with Flowing Hair, 59¼ inches by 48 inches (est. $150,000-$200,000).

– An oil on canvas attributed to Philip Guston (American, 1912-1980), titled Smoking Head with Plant, 35¼ inches by 44¼ inches framed, signed lower right (est. $150,000-$200,000).

Oil on canvas attributed to Philip Guston (American, 1912-1980) titled ‘Smoking Head with Plant,’ 35¼ x 44¼ in. framed. Estimate: $150,000-$200,000. Woodshed Art Auctions image

A pair of ink and watercolor artworks attributed to Marc Chagall (Russian/French, 1887-1985) both carry estimates of $60,000-$80,000. One was executed on the half-title page of the book The World of Marc Chagall (1968). It’s 13 inches by 9¼ inches (unframed) and signed, dated and inscribed. The other is titled Le Femme Oiseau (below) and is 20 inches by 13 ½ inches, also unframed.

Ink and watercolor artwork attributed to Marc Chagall, 20 by 13½ in., unframed, Estimate: $60,000-$80,000. Woodshed Art Auctions image

Andy Warhol is also represented multiple times in the sale, with attributions that include a graphite and watercolor on paper titled Dollar Bill, 11¾ inches by 14¾ inches unframed, signed (est. $20,000-$30,000); and an oil on canvas titled Coca-Cola, depicting the iconic soft drink, 15¾ inches by 12 inches unframed, signed on top edge (est. $30,000-$40,000).

Oil on canvas painting attributed to Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), titled ‘Coca-Cola,’ 15¾ x 12 in. unframed. Estimate: $30,000-$40,000. Woodshed Art Auctions image

For more information about Woodshed Art Auctions call Bruce Wood at 508-533-6277 or email bruce@woodshedartauctions.com.